Isolation and sequencing of the replication region of Mycobacterium avium plasmid pLR7.


The Mycobacterium avium plasmid pLR7 is representative of a group of small plasmids that are common in isolates from AIDS patients with disseminated M. avium infections. Determination of the functions of these and other plasmids has been hampered by the lack of methods for genetic manipulation of M. avium. In this study, the region of pLR7 capable of… (More)


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